Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi: World's Greatest First Love

Alt title: Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi

TV (12 eps)
4.28 out of 5 from 9,466 votes
Rank #491

When Ritsu was in high school, he fell in love with a boy who broke his heart, changing his view of love forever. Now a jaded adult, Ritsu has just transferred to the Marukawa Shoten company in hopes of publishing literature, only to be told that he'll be working in the shoujo manga division instead. What's worse, his boss is brash, rude and seems to have an interest in him! However, the biggest surprise is yet to come for Ritsu, as he soon discovers that his boss is none other than his lover of his past!

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PoeticHorrorShow5287 Aug 10, 2014
Score 9/10

I love this showwww! It is so good man...the back and forth between stories and the dialogue was just everything. Even when I worried it would get cheesy, it didn't. It's BL which I love and its very romantic. My favorite storyline is Takano and Onodera, though all three are good. I just can't wait to watch part 2. This show is super addictive and pretty much a giant ball of fluff. It reminded me a little of a... read more

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Vinniesama Dec 4, 2011
Score 5/10

Back last year, when WGFL was first green-lit to have an anime TV series, I was really happy. I didn't know anything about it other than... a) It was by Shungiku Nakamura, creator of Junjo Romantica.
b) It was about two guys who dated in high school but end up working in the same publishing company. My expectations weren't amazingly high. Not because I thought it would be bad, but because I was determined... read more

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Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi: World's Greatest First Love OVA
  • OVA (2 eps)
  • 2011

The OVA takes place before the TV series, when Ritsu and Masamune meet in high school for the first time. However, the end of the OVA overlaps with the TV series, so it isn't a true prequel.

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Prequel
Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi: World's Greatest First Love 2
  • TV (12 eps)
  • 2011

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Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi: Yokozawa Takafumi no Baai
  • Movie (1 ep)
  • 2014

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  • Movie (1 ep)
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The World's Greatest First Love: The Case of Ritsu Onodera
  • Vol: 15+; Ch: 29+
  • 2006 - ?

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Original Manga
Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi: Yoshino Chiaki no Baai (Light Novel)
  • Vol: 4
  • 2007 - 2011

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Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi: Yokozawa Takafumi no Baai (Light Novel)
  • Vol: 7+
  • 2011 - ?

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